The High Line


New York's park in the sky! With cool views, plenty of seating for people watching, and a vibrant community around it, the High Line is a great place to hang out and see New York from a different perspective.

A beautiful example of urban renewal and re purposing, the High Line is New York City’s newest park, converting old unused train shipping tracks into a sleek, modern and enjoyable green space.

The park was modeled after Paris’ own Promenade Plantée in the 12e, essentially also a converted railway that turned into a garden space. The tracks in the west side of Manhattan, once used to directly ship goods to factories such as Bell Laboratories and Nabisco along the west side, stopped operating in the 1980s as manufacturing centers moved out of New York City and a new wave of occupants took over the Meatpacking District, the starting point of the tracks themselves.

Now, neighbored by boutique fashion stores and swank hotels, the park is a relief from cobblestone thoroughfares and concrete sidewalks. Even the benches have a chic modernity about them, what with the project being headed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

The project is only partly finished; the southernmost section runs over twenty city blocks from Gansevoort Street to 20th Street, with the Standard Hotel straddling around 14th Street. The rest of the project is slated to open at a later date, and an expansion by the Whitney Museum to be designed by Renzo Piano is expected at the southern entry point.

With cool views, plenty of seating for people watching, and a vibrant community around it, the High Line is a great place to hang out and see New York from a different perspective.

written by migueld on 2009-07-16 in #world #locations #lc-a-rl #color #manhattan #high-line #trail #35mm #new-york #xpro #park #promenade #rail #new-york-city #horizon-kompakt #nyc #meatpacking-district #west-side


  1. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    there's a lot of "greening" going on in NY huh? im noticing lots of roof gardens recently. love roof gardens specially the wild ones that arent landscaped.

  2. disdis
    disdis ·

    Great Gallery! Love the 1 & 8.

  3. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    No 1 is really a shot! You must be proud of this one!

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    Wowow What a gallery ! Bravo !!! 1 and 6 are my favourites !

  5. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Interesting location and great galerie !

  6. myloveletter
    myloveletter ·

    I just love the word "promenade." I know that's silly, but I do. Lots of great photos, too, and way to go for a greener New York and world...

  7. migueld
    migueld ·

    @northwardnimbus yes, actually. the trail used to be abandoned railway and trees just started popping up
    @eyecon it was just a coincidence!

    thanks for the kind words everyone!

  8. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    wonderful images captured perfectly for NY!

  9. devrimarie
    devrimarie ·

    i am so happy that you did a write up for this place! I love the High Line! What a wonderful idea, and a great place to watch the sunset! I am so happy that they kept the tracks intact, and the plantings are especially beautiful...

  10. yadda-yadda-yadda
    yadda-yadda-yadda ·

    this looks amazing - need to go next time i'm in NY.

    what film was used for these?

  11. werriston
    werriston ·

    I proposed to my fiancé there :)

More Interesting Articles

  • Through NYC with Community Amigo: Emil Rivera

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-10-15 in #people #lomoamigos
    Through NYC with Community Amigo: Emil Rivera

    Introducing Emil Rivera, a New York-based multidisciplinary designer, illustrator, photographer and storyteller. He's a dedicated lomographer-- always shooting with our film, hanging out at the store and using our lab services. A regular, a friend, a creator.

  • Museum of the City of New York Showcases Photographs by Children

    written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-05-11 in #world #lifestyle
    Museum of the City of New York Showcases Photographs by Children

    How early can photography be taught? After some lessons on visual expression, the Museum of the City of New York had second to fifth grade students traipsing around Central Park and Museum Mile with a camera.

  • Lomo'Instant: How to Make Instant Connections

    written by mindofmyra on 2014-10-31 in #lifestyle

    Before moving to New York City, I was told that people keep to themselves. Thus, I set forth to put myself out there and create connections with the people in my community, using the Lomo'Instant as an icebreaker! I was proven wrong—if you show an ounce of kindness to anyone, they will overflow in return.

  • Shop News

    Fisheye No. 2 Gold

    Fisheye No. 2 Gold

    Snap dazzling 35mm fisheye shots at the push of a button with this shimmery blue lightweight beauty.

  • Solar Eclipses and Beyond

    written by pan_dre on 2015-03-20 in #gear #news
    Solar Eclipses and Beyond

    The skies were busy with magic today — or maybe it was just the solar eclipse that caused all that ruckus? Decked out in space-age goggles and other various sun viewing paraphernalia, groups of people gathered as the moon moved between the sun and the earth this morning across Europe. Only a few lucky folks witnessed the total eclipse, and here at Vienna HQ, the greatest moment of the partial eclipse happened at 10:45 A.M. and lasted only a few minutes. We stopped everything we were doing to join the sky watchers crew and share in this astonishing moment. Check out these brilliant solar-inspired shots to celebrate the occasion!

  • Explore: Singapore

    written by chooolss on 2014-08-08 in #world #locations
    Explore: Singapore

    East and west, old and new coexist harmoniously in the highly-urbanized Southeast Asian city-state, Singapore. Singapore is home to various nationalities not only from around Asia but even from other far-flung countries all over the globe - a true cultural melting pot, with four different major languages and five official religions.

  • The Lomo LC-A Goes to New York City

    written by givesmehell on 2015-03-12 in #world #locations
    The Lomo LC-A Goes to New York City

    New York City is the busiest and most populous city in the USA. Home to 8.5 million people, it is a massive melting pot. The city embraces many different cultures, which makes it home to many immigrants, too. Let's take a look at NYC through the lens of the Lomo LC-A!

  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • Petzval Photos by Sarah Zanon

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2014-08-14 in #people #lifestyle
    Petzval Photos by Sarah Zanon

    Sarah Zanon is a graphic design student and aspiring photographer from Toronto, Canada. Her portfolio comprises of creatively executed portraits and scenic views of places she has been to, taken at different angles and exhibiting varied moods. Some of these lovely images, not surprisingly, were shot with the new Petzval Lens.

  • LomoAmigo Heison Ng Shoots with the New Russar+

    written by shhquiet on 2014-10-08 in #news
    LomoAmigo Heison Ng Shoots with the New Russar+

    We had a chat with LomoAmigo and Hong Kong music video director Heison Ng to see what he's been up to. We found out that he recently went to Paris and Barcelona, armed with the New Russar+ Lens on a Sony A7 camera. His verdict? Watch the video after the cut to find out.

  • Incredible Works on the Petzval Lens by Emily Soto

    written by givesmehell on 2015-03-24 in #people #lomoamigos
    Incredible Works on the Petzval Lens by Emily Soto

    Emily Soto is an accomplished fashion photographer based in New York City. Soto is known for her unique style and professional aptitude and she is one of the top names requested by fashion editors. Soto shot a series of photographs with the Petzval Lens. Let’s find out more through this exclusive interview and view her beautiful series!

  • Shop News

    LomoKino Basic Package Services

    LomoKino Basic Package Services

    Process your LomoKino films the right way! Get scans, movie and negatives. This is the easiest way to turn those movie rolls into completed masterpieces! Check this service now!(Service availability depends on your markets)

  • When in London

    written by jporacion on 2015-05-14 in #world #locations
    When in London

    What makes travel a great experience is the newness of things. The environment, people and culture tend to be different from customs back home. Coming from the Philippines, I found a lot of novel things in the United Kingdom, especially in the city of London.

  • Watch: The New Russar+ Lens Time Lapse Video

    written by shhquiet on 2014-08-10 in #news
    Watch: The New Russar+ Lens Time Lapse Video

    Just how amazing is the New Russar+ Lens? Recently, our friends took it out for a ride and we were captivated with what they came up with - a super-cool time lapse video with eye-popping colors and crystal-clear details, they come to life! See for yourself; check out the video after the cut!

  • Lomography x Oxjam Clapham Rumble!

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-09-11 in #competitions
    Lomography x Oxjam Clapham Rumble!

    Oxjam music events raise money to help Oxfam combat poverty and suffering around the world. Last year, their emergency and development work reached a staggering 15 million people in 55 countries! In line with this year’s Oxjam Clapham which takes place in October,with have collaborated with the event's organizers for a very exciting rumble! The Oxjam Clapham Rumble gives you the chance to win some tickets, a Sprocket Rocket with a Flash, and to be a part of something exciting. Join the competition and grab the chance to win!